New A6 - a bit of buyers advice kindly requested
Newbie to the forum here, but looks like a great resource and I hope to be able to contribute in good time !
The time has come to bade farewell to my 2006 A6 S-Line.
The car itself is great, however I'm starting to feel the genuine, justifiable need for some of the mod-cons of the newer models (e.g. full postcode navigation, DAB radio, better phone support etc.).
But I digress. So, ahead of me inevitably lies a trip to the "stealers". Unfortunatley, I'm not a "car nut" and so I come to bow before the many experts here, in hope that they will arm me with some muchneeded ammunition against the greasy salesreps to be found beyond the sliding glass doors of the showroom.
So, hopefully I'm not asking too much of the gurus on the forum with the following three questions....
The first thing I need to check is my decision on A6 instead of A7. My understanding is that the models are, for all intensive purposes, identical, except the A7 has larger body and longer wheelbase. This
would make the A6 a more attractive car from a driver's point of view ? (Well, as much of a "drivers car" that an A6/A7 could be that is !). I'm looking at the 3 litre petrol.
The second thing is that I'm correct in thinking the "sportier" suspension is only available on the S-Line ? And not as, say an option on the SE ?
Finally, I'm not a gadget-freak. So in terms of options, what would you say are the "must-have" options (especially interested in feedback on chassis/handling related ones such as "air suspension", is it a gimmick or worth considering ?).
Thanking you all profusely in advance !
P.S. If there are any tips out there for dealer sales negotiation tactics, feel free to pm me ;-)